Join Date: May 2009
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Very nice looking horse, and a solid looking foundation you've put into her groundwork. I love how calm and relaxed she is in all her gaits riding in the big pen for the first time...seems you got her refocussed quite well.
I personally never use spurs unless I've got a dead sided horse and even then it's just to remind them I'm there...but if you wear them all the time then you know how to use them effectively. I'd worry that I'd bump them unintentionally. I also don't canter until they've got walk, trot, stop, yields, and their steering down pat - but what works for one doesn't always work for the other and what you're doing is working for this filly.
Looks like you're doing a good job with that filly - hope to see more updates as she progresses!
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